Howard Marks, described by the Daily Mail as “the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time”, is coming to the Vincent Hotel in Southport on Sunday 31st May 2009, for a live Q and A, and Liverpool Confidential has a pair of tickets to give away.
Part of the Vincent Hotel’s spend the night with series of events, Marks will be delivering an insight into his adventurous time as a renowned international marijuana smuggler and talk about the film due to be released next year, in which he will be played by Rhys Ifans.
Born in 1954, in a small Welsh coal-mining village, by the mid 1980s, Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines and 25 companies trading throughout the world, all serving one core activity: marijuana dealing.
At the height of his career he was smuggling up to thirty tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada, having contact with the CIA, MI6, and the mafia.
After a world-wide hunt by the Drug Enforcement Agency he was captured and sentenced to 25 years in an Indiana prison. He was released on parole after serving only seven years of his sentence.
Now “Mr Nice” as he was known by his “clients”, is a successful columnist, comedian and campaigner. Unlike his one-man show however, the event at the Vincent Hotel will include a live Q and A, giving the audience a rare opportunity to ask him anything they like.
The event takes place at 7.30pm on Sunday 31st May 2009. Tickets for the event are £20 and available by calling the Vincent Hotel on 01704 883800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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